Entrepreneurs sought for USF’s Fast 56

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USF Fast 56

Sometimes it’s OK to go fast.

This is the case for USF’s Fast 56 nominees for 2016.  Sponsored by the USF Alumni Association, the program recognizes the 56 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by USF alumni.

Last year’s nominees included College of Public Health alumna Catherine Burney, MPH. She’s president of Scar Heal Inc., an advanced skin therapy company based in Largo.

 

Ms. Catherine Burney is president of Scar Heal, Inc., an advanced skin therapy company based in Largo.  (l,r) Dr. Judy Genshaft, USF system president, Catherine Burney, and Monty Weigel, chair of the USF Alumni Board of Directors.

From left: Dr. Judy Genshaft, USF system president, Catherine Burney and Monty Weigel, chair of the USF Alumni Board of Directors.

The nomination criteria include:

  • Business must have been in operation for a minimum of 36 months
  • Business must have verifiable revenues of at least $250,000 for the most recent 12-month period
  • Business must be owned or operated by a former USF student who meets one of the following:

-A former USF student or group of former students must have owned 50% or more of the company through the eligible period; OR

-A former USF student must have served as the company’s chief executive (for example chairman, CEO, president, or managing partner) through the eligible period; OR

-A former USF student must have founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team during the eligible period.

The deadline for 2016 nominations is Jan. 29.  An official ranking of the 56 companies will be announced at a dinner and reception on April 29.

For more information on the nomination process or to nominate a Bull-owned business, visit www.USFfast56.com.

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